When the sun is shining, be grateful for its energy, its beauty and the life it gives.
When the storms come, be grateful for their energy and the cycle of water that keeps us alive.
When the politicians blather idiotically and incessantly, be grateful you can think.
When terrorists terrorize, be grateful that it wasn’t you and that you can care about others who are suffering.
When you’re stuck in the middle seat and there’s nowhere to go because the plane is full, be grateful for the reduced use of fuel compared to two partially filled airplanes, because it extends fossil fuel availability, reduces emissions and allows the airlines to make a profit, so they stay in business and that enhances competition. And remember that it’s okay to claim your share of the skinny armrest.
When a cop snuffs out the life of another non-violent black guy, be grateful you can stand up and demand justice.
When yet another fool with a microphone spews hatred in the name of God, be grateful that he has the freedom to screech like a brain injured moron; and be grateful that you know he’s an idiot.
If you’re super rich, be grateful you can buy the laws and regulations you want.
If you’re not super rich, be grateful you can campaign and vote for people who will take unfair advantage away from the super rich and level the playing field for all of us.
And on Thanksgiving Day, be grateful you’re not the turkey.
Ed. note: There is much in America that needs fixing and we are on a path to continually fail to make things better. It is my goal to make a difference – perhaps to be a catalyst for things to get better. That is the reason for these posts. To accomplish the goal requires reaching many thousands of people and a robust dialogue.
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